How To Choose The Right Size For Sealcoating
When it comes to sealcoating spray tips, knowing which size to use can make the difference between a professional, profitable job and a messy, time-consuming one. With tips being the most often replaced part on your spray system, knowing which spray tip sizes you should have on hand is critical.
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Have you suddenly lost pressure at the spray tip of your sealcoating machine? There are a few different reasons why this can happen.
Reason 1: Sealer Dilution
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The first reason could be that the sealer is too thick
: it is not diluted enough with water. Sealer is sold as a concentrate, therefore all sealer must be diluted with 20 to 30% water dilution. That means for every 100 gallons of concentrate, you need to add 20 to 30 gallons worth of water.
We always recommend that you add the water to the spray system tank prior to transferring sealer concentrate over to the tank. Mixing it thoroughly and making sure your sealer is diluted will allow you to have a sealer that is at a dilution level that can be sprayed with a spray system.
If you’re applying the sealer by hand with a squeegee or sealer brush dilution is not as necessary because it can be applied in a viscous state.
Reason 2: Blockage in the Sprayer
The second reason why a sealer spray system may not be spraying is because the unit may have blockage down at the main suction pipe. The suction pipe connects to the very bottom of the tank and runs to the suction port of the pump.
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Did you know that water evaporates from your sealcoat tank dropping the level of your sealer over time? As a sealcoater you should always use a dip stick and check the level of your sealer when you store your unit at the end of the day.
When you go to use your sealcoat machine again simply recheck the level of your sealer and refill (with water) it back to its original storage level. This will allow you to maintain the dilution rate of your sealer so it doesn’t get too thick and create pump/spraying issues and it will also increase your profits as you won’t be losing mixed product through evaporation.
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When you have an asphalt sealing business, you need to know how to seal asphalt driveway or walkways in as quick and professional way as possible. That is your best way to take on the maximum number of jobs to boost your profit line. Short cuts that look sloppy are no good, because you know that repeat business and referrals are the lifeblood of any company. After all, your sealcoating work is out there for the whole world to see.
Simple Ways To Speed Up:
There are a few very easy ways to speed up driveway sealing. How many of these are you doing?
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Driveway Sealing Business Free Marketing Package
Customers are wary because of asphalt scams run by crooks. This has painted the whole driveway sealing business with a black brush. What can you do, to show that you are an honest sealcoating company? Whether you are a student applying asphalt sealer for the summer, or an established company with years of experience, there are simple steps to take to reassure wary new clients and grow your client list.
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Avoid Asphalt Scams: Hire A Reputable Sealcoating Company
Every year the police issue warnings to avoid asphalt scams, and the newspapers publish the warning. Rarely do they actually give you any idea on how to hire a reputable driveway sealing company. Let us go over exactly how to be sure that you are hiring the right people to seal asphalt, and not being taken advantage of.
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Sealcoating machines are your most important tool for caring for asphalt, so you must make time to maintain your sealcoating equipment to ensure it will continue to operate at the high standard you demand. As with any machinery, there are important parts that require maintenance, or you run the risk having to stop to repair or replace parts just when you need your seal coating machines the most: in the middle of a job.
When And Why Should You Empty The Sealer Tank?
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Asphalt sealing is your best way to maintain your blacktop so it stays firm, intact, and water repellent for years to come. Why not do it Groupon-style and get the very best in quality and the very best in savings. Here are three different ways to pool your buying power with others to get your sealcoating done, while saving money. Plus, we show you some great group-forming ideas.
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Before the sticky-tar days of summer settle in, there are 5 items to check off on your asphalt maintenance list. Once the heat hits, you certainly will not want to be out there on the hot blacktop trying to get your asphalt repair done. Here is your 5 point pre-summer checklist, in order of doing, for your blacktop maintenance.
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Storing Asphalt Sealer
Storing asphalt sealer would never happen in a perfect world. You would buy exactly what you need and never have any unused sealcoat left over. In the real world, we have to be sure to have enough asphalt sealcoating to get the work done without running out. Your business depends on having the supply to meet your demand, and at the end of the season that means you have to protect your product and practice proper sealant storage.
Temperature Is Crucial
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